VHS MASSACRE

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VHS MASSACRE REVIEWED

“VHS Massacre” is a look at the rise of physical media in relation to home video. While the focus is on VHS, it shows the importance of the home market in developing films. Sure, it’s Troma and you get more of a cult film appreciation. What hurts the film is that it’s so brief, yet it wants to tackle so many ideas. I agree with the section on streaming media, but there’s still a bigger argument to be made against streaming. Hopefully, the ideas of personal media ownership get started here.

Outside of that, what is there to take away? The talking heads are fun and I appreciate the indie flavor. Still, it’s a collection of people talking on what amounts to a prolonged featurette. Take that for what you will. If that’s not your bag, then you probably wouldn’t have clicked on a bit of Troma coverage.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Intro by Lloyd Kaufman
  • A full episode of the web series

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 5/9/17

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